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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP RECREATION DEPARTMENT 

Fields Closed Today - Friday, June 13, 2014
 
Hello everyone,
 
Please be advised that all fields are closed today.  We will have a brief dry spell and then the rain returns with a possible rate of 1” per hour.  With this in mind please make sure you are out early to check your fields tomorrow.  It is likely that many of them if not all, will be unplayable.  Afternoon games might be a possibility if it is as nice out as they say it is going to be.
 

Lakeside Turf will be open but please note there is significant rain in the forecast (to start around 3 or 4 pm).

 

Also, all light schedules have been cancelled with the exception of the Artificial Turf.

 

Thank you.  Have a great night.

 
 
Grace C. Rhinesmith
Director of Recreation
Jefferson Township, New Jersey
(973) 663-8404

 SEE WHAT SUMMER DAY CAMP WAS ALL ABOUT AS DOCUMENTED IN PHOTOS ON THE JEFFERSON PATCH: 
   http://jefferson.patch.com/articles/photos-a-bunch-of-happy-campers#comments  


For the 2014 JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP RECREATION DIRECTORY, click on the "Residents" tab at the top of this page, scroll down to "Form Center" on the drop-down menu.  Once there, scroll down to "Recreation and Senior Services" and open the document entitled "Jefferson Township 2014 Recreation Directory". 
Physical and mailing address:
81 Weldon Road at Camp Jefferson
(brown house w/ red trim on the right as you enter the parking lot)

Jefferson Township Recreation Department
Camp Jefferson
81 Weldon Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

Telephone Number:   973-663-8404
Fax Number:                973-663-8409


Office hours:  Monday through Thursday - 9 AM to 4:30 PM 
                        Friday - 8 AM to 3:30 PM  
                               (office hours change during the summer) 

                   

Directions:

From Route 23 North:

Exit at Oak Ridge Road jug handle and follow Oak Ridge Road about 4 miles. Oak Ridge Road will become Berkshire Valley Road at the Passaic/Morris County line. The A&P Ridge Plaza shopping center will be to your left, and Lakeland Bank and a Mobil Gas Station will be on your right.

Proceed through the traffic light at the corner of Berkshire Valley and Ridge Roads.

Make a slight right onto Milton Road (just past Pond Hollow homes entrance and just before St. Thomas the Apostle Church). Then bear right at the last intersection (Legion Road to your left) as Milton Road veers off towards the right. You will pass the Fire Co #1 Firehouse on the right.

Turn right onto Dover-Milton Road (the Jefferson Township Museum is directly in front of you and the Milton Methodist Church is on the right corner). Follow to the big red barn (Bowling Green Golf Course) and turn left onto Weldon Road (Headley’s Lumber will be on your right).

Continue on Weldon Road, past the Jefferson Township Municipal Building, High School and Middle School and through the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation for about 5 miles. Camp Jefferson will be on the right.

From Route 23 South:

Exit at Oak Ridge Road and proceed as above.

From Route 80 West:

Take exit 34B to the Route 15 North exit. Travel North on Route 15 past the fourth traffic light. After this light, be sure that you are in the right lane and take the second ramp on the right exiting at Weldon Road (immediately after the Lake Shawnee exit ramp). This exit puts you directly onto Weldon Road; and the Camp is a short distance, on the left.

From Route 80 East:

Take exit 33 and follow signs for Route 15 North. Proceed as above.

RECREATION DEPARTMENT STAFF:

Grace C. Rhinesmith
, Director of Recreation:
GRHINESMITH@jeffersontownship.net (Director of Recreation)

Carol Punturieri, Recreation Program Coordinator: 
CPUNTURIERI@jeffersontownship.net (Recreation Program Coordinator)

John Burns, Superintendent of Parks: Extension 16
JBURNS@jeffersontownship.net

Terri McCarney,  Camp Director:
TMCCARNEY@jeffersontownship.net

Terry Koontz, (Seasonal) Summer Day Camp Co-Director:
TKOONTZ@jeffersontownship.net  


 
MISSION STATEMENT

Today’s fast paced and often stressful society requires that we attempt to derive the greatest benefit from what leisure time is available to us and to assure that this leisure time is spent in a productive, meaningful, and enjoyable manner. Accepted as an essential element in a healthy and positive lifestyle, recreation, both active and passive, contributes significantly to the physical, social, and psychological development and well being of the individual, no matter what their age.

With this in mind, the overall goal of the Jefferson Recreation Department is to identify the recreational needs of the entire community and to develop and support a variety of quality programs and facilities that address these needs. Residents of Jefferson Township, with its’ motto “Year Round Recreation Capital of New Jersey”, deserve nothing less.

 

CLICK ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LINKS
FOR MORE INFORMATION:


Dial-A-Ride

SPECIAL EVENTS

BOARDS AND BLADES SKATE PARK 

TOWNSHIP FIELDS - OPENED OR CLOSED?

INSTRUCTIONAL TENNIS PROGRAMS


FROG FALLS MEMBERSHIP OPEN TO JEFFERSON RESIDENTS 

PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, FIELDS

CAMP JEFFERSON SUMMER DAY CAMP 

TOWNSHIP SPONSORED SPORTS PROGRAMS
 
   A: Special Needs Youth Soccer/Baseball Programs
   B: Jefferson Striders Track 


TWEEN/TEEN EVENTS

 SKI/SNOWBOARD AT MOUNTAIN CREEK

 SPORTS CAMPS/CLINICS/CLASSES


Artificial Turf Project

SUMMER DISCOUNT TICKETS for Mountain Creek and Great Adventure

BUS TRIPS

SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICES & PROGRAMS

SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS

RECREATION DIRECTORY - CHILDREN, ADULTS, SENIORS

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RECREATION DEPARTMENT STAFF

RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD 
Chaired by Recreation Director Grace Rhinesmith
Board members:  Brad Ferguson, John Focacci, Josh Kalish, Pam Kallas, Terry Koontz, Pete Monteverdi,  Dell Norris, Jon Reiser, Christine Stack,  Kathy Valva, Scott Reid, Secretary Stephanie McCormick. 
Meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM

 




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